August 10, 2017

TTSEC Commemorates International Youth Day 2017

Every year, on August 12, the world collectively acknowledges the importance and value of our youth. Young people all over the world at different stages of development, existing in different socio-economic settings, aspire to fully participate in society. One means whereby the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) facilitates youth development is by educating them on the value of economic independence. According to ‘The World Youth Report on Youth Civic Engagement’, ‘the transition from youth to adulthood marks […]
July 31, 2017

The World of Bitcoins

We’ve been hearing a lot about bitcoins lately and are still trying to figure out if they will last throughout the ages as a profitable investment. According to Virtual Vertigo in, The Economist: “Anyone clever or lucky enough to have bought $1,000 of bitcoins in July 2010, when the price stood at $0.05, would now have a stash worth $46m. Other cryptocurrencies have soared, too, giving them a collective market value of about $80bn. However, ascents this steep are rarely […]
June 21, 2017

Do you have an Emergency Fund? Maybe it’s time to invest in one.

Your future is unpredictable. The old adage, ‘It’s better to be safe than sorry’, is becoming more evident every day with unexpected weather conditions, vehicular accidents and medical emergencies. We never know what the future may hold, so it’s always best to be prepared. Many financial planners and investment advisers will recommend establishing an emergency fund for you and your family. It should ideally be one of your highest savings priorities. These five tips will help you set goals and […]
April 7, 2017

World Health Day – Depression. Reduce Stress, Be Debt Free and Get Financially Fit!

Today, April 7, 2017 is World Health Day. This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) is leading the global campaign on depression. Depression is a common illness worldwide, with more than 300 million people affected. Researchers have repeatedly found a clear link between mental and financial health. Poor financial health leads to poor mental health. Become financially fit and reduce your risk of anxiety and depression. How do you become financially fit? PLAN If your finances are causing you mental distress, […]